Written in Bone
by Simon Beckett
Instead of a "locked room" mystery, this is an isolated island mystery. A raging storm keeps police reinforcements from coming from the mainland to help forensic anthropologist David Hunter with his investigation. Hunter is ready to head home to London when a phone call changes his plans. Instead of going back to his snug flat he goes to Runa, a small island in the Outer Hebrides, to look into a fire death. Police Sergeant Fraser and Constable Duncan travel to Runa with Hunter where the residents live off the ocean and summer tourists. Their only ally is former Chief Inspector Brody. Brody, who found the corpse, moved to the island after his retirement. The four men battle suspicious islanders in order to find the killer. This is a well written fast paced thriller. -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Jefferson Bass, Kathy Reichs and Peter May.]
[ official Written in Bone page on the official Simon Beckett web site ]
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